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Sense: the person, Walter. We have no clear rules on this, though [[Wiktionary:CFI#Genealogic content]] can easily be construed as relevant. Delete.​—msh210 (talk) 16:42, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Delete. --Yair rand (talk) 16:44, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Delete. --Vahag 16:55, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
See Talk:Jackson and Wiktionary:Tea room/2010/August#Wren.We have dozens - hundreds? - of definitions like these. Why delete Disney if Jackson and Wren are kept? I would Delete all definitions of persons by their real surname. There are many acceptable ways to mention the person in the entry: 1.Example sentence or citation: "Walt Disney was a motion picture producer", 2.A derived term: Disneyland, 3.External link to Wikipedia disambiguation page or to w:Walter Disney, 4:Definition like "A surname, notably of the motion picture producer w:Walt Disney", the least desirable solution because we'd end up debating who is notable enough.--Makaokalani 17:46, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
Keep. For community opinion, see also Wiktionary:Beer parlour/2010/December#Poll: Including individual people, although it does not follow from the poll that "Disney" in particular has to be kept. --Dan Polansky 07:29, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Deleted nominated definition. --Mglovesfun (talk) 10:07, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

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The following definition was removed by Equinox. My take is that it should not be a distinct definition since it still refers to the Walt Disney Company, though erroneously. DAVilla 02:05, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

  1. (proscribed, rare) An incorrect name sometimes used to refer to other, non-Disney, animation companies, apparently expressing some amount of confusion or misinfirmation on the part of the speaker.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Arthur Symons, The Savoy: an illustrated monthly of 1896 reproduced in five volumes[1] ((Please specify the language of the quote)), 3 edition, Frank Cass and Co., page 232:
      Much of the world got its first glimpse of Aaliyah three years ago when she sang the Oscar-nominated "Journey to the Past" from Disney's Anastasia at the 1998 Academy Awards.
    • 2004, Mark Axelrod, Character and Conflict: The Cornerstones of Screenwriting[2] ((Please specify the language of the quote)), illustrated edition, Heinemann, →ISBN, page 22:
      [...] an almost identical situation happens in Disney' Shrek.
    • 2010, Gail Ashton, Medieval English Romance in Context ((Please specify the language of the quote)), Continuum International Publishing Group, →ISBN, page 142:
      The highly successful Star Wars franchise borrows heavily from Arthurian quest tradition, as do films such as Disney' Shrek (2001) [...]


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Rfv-sense X 4. Various entities connected with the corporate entity. I believe each needs to be separately attested under WT:BRAND, but in any event, attested. There is a missing sense of the same type without the very specific entities that, I think, may be more easily attested under WT:BRAND. DCDuring TALK 19:40, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Note that I just removed another Daniel sense: "An incorrect name sometimes used to refer to other, non-Disney, animation companies, apparently expressing some amount of confusion or misinfirmation on the part of the speaker." This is like somebody mistaking one kind of flower for another and giving it the wrong name. Certainly not for a dictionary to clear up. Equinox 13:09, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
Two senses RFV-failed, one passed. One sense remains to be cited. - -sche (discuss) 21:06, 15 August 2011 (UTC)
I will archive this discussion and open a new one requesting verification of the noun and adjective sections, and requesting the third quotation the proper noun sense still needs. - -sche (discuss) 21:19, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Additional discussion was archived to Special:PermanentLink/22590637#Disney. - -sche (discuss) 05:23, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

RFV discussion: August 2011–February 2012[edit]

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A request for verification of the proper noun (Talk:Disney#RFV) gathered quotations of one sense; two senses failed and another needs a third quotation. After that RFV, a noun section and an adjective section were added. I'd like these verified as well. I have been looking for "Disneys" but finding scannos of "Disney's", and looking for "like a Disney" but finding what we (erroneously or otherwise) call "attributive use" of the noun ("like a Disney film"). - -sche (discuss) 21:23, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

I have deleted the Adjective and common Noun sections as RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 01:48, 28 February 2012 (UTC)